@burcinc-- We were talking about this in class the other day. Our instructor was talking about how in some countries, giving bribes to government officials to get certain things done is completely acceptable. In fact, in these cultures, it's called gift-giving and is a show of gratitude.
Clearly, that's not how we see bribery in the US. We see it as an injustice where people don't do their jobs ethically and some people in society benefit over others.
It does make it difficult to have a global concept for justice. But maybe we need to be more open-minded and concentrate on more important human rights as you said. People not having access to food, clean water, health care and freedom of speech is a much bigger injustice than bribery in my view.
What do you guys think?